I made the following statement in today’s House of Assembly:
NOVEMBER 4Christopher Mitchelmore MHA, The Straits-White Bay North Private Member’s Statement Barbara Genge – Tourism Hall of Fame
Barb is President of Tuckamore Lodge Ltd., an award-winning hunting, fishing and adventure tourism lodge located in Main Brook, which is considered one of the best outfitting lodges in all of Canada. She believes in full economic utilization, without abuse, of nature’s resources and operates her lodge by these principles.
Barb is an inspirational entrepreneur and true leader of the north, exhibited through a lifetime of advancing the profile of tourism on the Great Northern Peninsula. She was a founding member of Viking Trail Tourism Association and its predecessor which levered millions in funding for Viking Millennial Celebrations at L’Anse Aux Meadows. She served 15 years as an Economic Development Officer at White Bay Central Development Association establishing community partnerships and investing millions into environmental and tourism related-projects.
In addition, she is a recipient of the Sustainable Tourism Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, and PRIDE award for excellence in tourism.
I ask all hon. Members to join me in congratulating Barb Genge on her business and community success.
Thank you.Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA The Straits-White Bay North